For all the news you should know this Wednesday morning | Read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers….
LAWYER DUMPS AFOKO
The trial of Gregory Afoko and one other person over the murder of the Upper East Regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Adams Mahama took a dramatic turn Tuesday when the defence lawyers failed to show up in court.
NATIONAL SECURITY PANICS OVER ISIS TERROR RECRUITS
There is growing disquiet in the Ghanaian Muslim community following news that some Muslim youth are joining the swelling ranks of the dreaded Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
NDC SET BNI ON WUNTUMI
The Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) is reportedly on the heels of Bernard Antwi Bosiako aka Wontumi, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
I’LL BE SEEKING 7TH TERM IN PARLIAMENT – BAGBIN
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has called on Ghanaians especially political leaders, to guard against statements which may create ethnic tensions and divisions among the people.
STOP CREATING UNNECESSARY TENSION IN THE COUNTRY – VICE PRESIDENT
Majority Leader in Parliament Alban Bagbin has dismissed reports that he would not be seeking re-election barely 24 hours after the General Telegraph had quoted sources suggesting that the veteran politician would be joining other experienced legislators who are bowing out of the House.
65-YEAR-OLD HIJACK JOBS
Civil servants in the country are angry with the Presidency for flouting the 1992 Constitution and offering contracts to over 65-year-old retired civil servants.
OIL REVENUE SINKS FURTHER
Expected revenue from crude oil contained in the mid-year review of the 2015 budget statement has dropped by 24.4 percent.
PUBLISH REPORT ON CHRAJ BOSS – GII
The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has called on the Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood to display the independence of the incorruptible nature of Ghana’s judiciary by releasing the report of the committee that investigated impropriety against the suspended Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Ms Lauretta Vivian Lamptey.
EZWICH SPENDING SWELLS
Ezwich is on course this year to generate its biggest transactions value ever after recording Ȼ256.31 million in spending at merchants in the first six months of this year.
MFI’S TASKED TO LEAD FINANCIAL INCLUSION AGENDA
The Head of Financial Sector Division of the Ministry of Finance, Joseph D. Chognuru, has called on microfinance institutions to see the rapid growth of the sector as a leverage to help improve the country’s financial inclusion and literacy levels.